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Posted 10 months ago in Driving & Motor Vehicles by Aaron Kase  
Varying Drink Sizes and Alcohol Concentrations Lead to DUI

Consumers who go out for just a couple drinks might find themselves drunker than planned and at risk of a DUI if they don’t watch the portion sizes and alcohol content in their beverages. Drink sizes in bars and restaurants can vary widely, and many beers and cocktails contain higher alcohol concentrations than are accounted for in traditional measures of how many drinks a person can have and stay under the legal limit for driving. A new report by the …

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Posted 11 months ago in Consumer Law On the Lighter Side by Josh Crank  
Michigan Lawmakers Seek to Return Honesty to Bartending

The Rust Belt state of Michigan has had a rough go of it the last few years. Loss of industry, dwindling populations and decaying urban centers are just a few of the reasons why Michiganders could really go for a cold one right about now. And when you’re drinking with purpose, every drop matters. In that spirit of consumer protection, Democratic state Reps. David Knezek and Brandon Dillon are out to make sure that when you order a pint of …

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Make Money Turning Home Brew into a Business [Video]

  People savor the tastes of craft beer. At least one million people in the United States brew their own beer at home. Could you take this hobby and turn it into a thriving business? Maybe. But similar to tobacco and firearms, alcohol is a tightly regulated industry. Whether you want to make beer for a hobby or would consider an entrepreneurial enterprise, Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine explains the laws of what you can and cannot do with your home …

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Posted 2 years ago in Marijuana On the Lighter Side by Michele Bowman  
Justin Bieber to Fans: I Own Your Snapshots

As if child-stars gone wild was some kind of surprise, Justin Bieber fans are freaking out over the possibility that the 18-year-old could be – gasp! – smoking pot and drinking alcohol, after pictures emerged on the Internet of the singer allegedly partying with friends.  “Beliebers” might have even more to freak out about if rumors about Bieber’s plans to counteract such negative publicity come true: He reportedly plans to post signs at his hangouts that purport to make any …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law Marijuana by Michele Bowman  
Government Studies Marijuana’s Effects on Driving

“I drive better when I’m high.” Have you ever heard anyone say that? An urban legend has grown up around the idea that while drinking and driving is obviously dangerous and illegal, smoking and driving somehow allows one to skirt DUI laws. There is actually little evidence that smoking pot impairs driving. “Surprisingly, given the alarming results of cognitive studies, most marijuana-intoxicated drivers show only modest impairments on actual road tests,” noted a 2009 National Institutes of Health report on …

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